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Synchronization Control Block Posting Mechanism

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000057566D
Original Publication Date: 1988-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Dennis, CA [+details]

Abstract

Tasks in a computer execute in response to a set of events. The need for synchronization occurs when these events are created external to the task, for example, the completion of another task, a trigger or post from another executing task, or a timer event. A task may require that several different events have occurred before it can execute. The (Image Omitted) management of these events has previously been handled by software routines, representing a significant load on a computer. The following describes a hardware mechanism (Fig.